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Pingtang Bridge in Guizhou Opened

Infra News - Published on Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Image Source: Pingtang Bridge
Pingtang Bridge, spanning 2,135 meters, in southwest China's Guizhou Province was inaugurated, connecting the counties of Pingtang and Luodian. It boasts the world's highest concrete bridge tower at a height of 332 meters, equivalent to a 110-story skyscraper. The bridge was opened to public on the first day of 2020, serving as a major connection on the Pingtang-Luodian Expressway above the local Caodu River Canyon, according to the provincial transport authorities. Travel time between Pingtang and Luodian will be shortened from over two and a half hours to about an hour.

The construction of the cable-supported viaduct started in April 2016 with a total investment of 1.5 billion yuan

Guizhou used to be one of China's most isolated regions. Nowadays, it is known as the "museum of bridges" due to a great number and various types of bridges with complex technologies built over decades. Figures from the provincial government show that by August, Guizhou was home to 47 of the world's 100 highest bridges.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 09 Jan 2020
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